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Dec 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
ask -- >> reporter: in this north korean videotape, captive american tourist merrill newman is seen for the first time in nearly five weeks. reading from an awkwardly phrased text, newman, an 85-year-old retired finance executive from california, appears to be apologizing for what he calls hostile acts against the communist north korean. >> that in u.s. and western countries, there is misleading information and propaganda about dprk. >> reporter: newman had been an infantry officer in the korean war, a soldier, like the troops them moralized here. his friends and family said a lifelong dream had been to return to the land where he fought as a young man, this time, on a sightseeing tour. soldiers who fought alongside newman told the news agency reuters that half a century ago he helped coordinate some of the most daring missions of the korean war -- a conflict the north koreans still see as ongoing, since no peace treaty was ever signed. newman was about to return home, when a government official took him off a plane without explanation. the united states has no official diplomatic r
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 6:00pm PST
man being held in north korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was a careeran war veteran. today we learned he served in a secret armed forces group called the white tigers. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim has those details. lillian. >> merrill newman's role in the white tiger to train anti-communist guerrillas. this photo shows him posing with some of the members in south korea decades after the korean war. newman reportedly visited south korea twice in the past ten years. in his videotaped apology released by north korean state media friday night, newman accepts responsibility for helping anti-communist guerrillas. the guerrilla unit was called a regiment named after a north korean mountain where the guerrillas sought refuge. many are now questioning why newman went to north korea given his role during the korean war. one fellow white tiger believes newman went to do a favor for his former guerrillas. >> i think some of those people indicated they may have had relatives still living in north korea, and they probably asked him would he try to find those and maybe talk to those peop
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 1:05am PST
communist regime pulled him off his return flight. the government claimed newman killed the north koreans from 1950 to 1953. the north korean state controlled television saw him reading from an apparent confession. >> it attacked the communication system and killed three innocent operators and delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> his son in pasadena says he is delighted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine this is a difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> the detention came as tensions remain high on the korean peninsula. the north has toned down the hostile rete rhetoric when it threaten 10ed to launch the nuclear warheads. >> they say newman was released because he apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the fligh
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am PST
american veteran held as a war criminal in north korea, for more than a month. merrill newman is on a flight home. how did all this happen? abc's gloria riviera is on the story. >> reporter: after 42 days in detention in north korea, merrill newman is on his way home. >> i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to be on my way. the 85-year-old korean war veteran traveled to north korea as a tourist, sightseeing for ten days, before officials from the communist regime of kim jong-un pulled him off his return flight. he was accused of committing hostile acts during the korean war. later, he appeared on television, apparently reading from a confession. newman's ordeal comes as tensions run high in the region. the secretive regime may have subdued nuclear threats for now, but refuses to step down completely. newman was released because he apologized for his crimes. his age and his medical condition. >> i think everyone who has made this possible and given us the opportunity to have merrill come home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also c
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
his return flight. the government claimed newman killed the north koreans from 1950 to 1953. the north korean state controlled television saw him reading from an apparent confession. >> it attacked the communication system and killed three innocent operators and delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> his son in pasadena says he is delighted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine this is a difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> the detention came as tensions remain high on the korean peninsula. the north has toned down the hostile rete rhetoric when it threaten 10ed to launch the nuclear warheads. >> they say newman was released because he apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the flight to sfo shortly and return home to h
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
we gen in the latest developments of the 85-year-old career veteran neil newman back home now for a few hours. nick smith is live, quite a relief for his family. >> this entire ordeal has been an emotional roller coaster. finally, it's over. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: before 85-year-old merrill newman would step in front of a flood of microphones which his son lee wife lee and son jeff, i caught this which my smartphone, some of his first steps back on u.s. soil. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in by a jenning for all their help. it's been a great homecomeing and i'm tired, but i'm here which my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciated. >> mr. newman, can you tell us about your time in prison and how they treated you. >> reporter: seemingly overwhelm, newman discussed the act about them. his detention put further strain on diplomatic relations when north korea showed video to him reading a couldn't federal governments to war crimes. it wasn't clear if it was coerced. they s
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
santa cruz. meryl newman landed at sfo to a lot of fanfare. here is abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian with the developing store. >> meryl newman held on tight to the ones he missed most after being detained in north korea. and after traveling some 24 hours he is finally back in the bay area. >> it has been a great homecoming and i am tired and i am i am ready to be with my family. >> he and a man of few words. >> what is the first thing you will do when you make it back to your door? >> probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo, the newman family came to their second home in santa cruz. it is a house they owned for decades and once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. >> this is a photo taken this afternoon. they are not returning just yet to their primary residents in palo alto. yellow ribbons were tied as a symbol of meryl's safe return. the vice president joe biden who is in south korea had this to say about the korean war veteran's released. >> there is a good piece of news. they released someone they should never have had in the first place.
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
state department joining in. tonight merrill newman is home. you can see the crowd surrounding him as he landed in california. abc's aditi roy tonight, from los angeles. >> reporter: merrill newman is home and free. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. >> reporter: the 85-year-old grandfather is back on american soil. just in time for the holidays, after being detained for 42 days in north korea. the retired finance executive was in the country for a ten day sight seeing trip but was pulled from his flight home by government officials held for hostile acts he allegedly committed there 60 years ago in the korean war. he apologized in this video confession released by the north korean government. >> there is misleading information and propaganda. >> reporter: throughout his captivity his family in california has pleaded for his safe return. sending him medication for a heart condition. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is, it will be resolved. very quickly. and that he can return and be at our table for the holidays. >> reporter: in the end, north korea state run n
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
experience. merrill newman returned home saturday during captivity newman read an apology for aiding guerrillas during the war. today revealing north koreans wrote it and he tried to convey that while reading it by emphasizing bad grammar. newman says he ran into trouble during his trip when asking if he can meet war veterans saying quote north koreans seemed to have m misinterpreted by curiosity. it's clear north koreans feel more anger about the war than i realized. >> six major silicon valley tech companies calling on the president and congress to curve government surveillance programs. among the companies are google and linkedn, facebook, yahoo and twitter. all companies are publishing an open letter in several u.s. newspapers today, documents leaked by edward snowden revealed the government collected information from millions without knowledge. >> apple introduces new technology at ilths its retail stores so look for. that >> those stories and more, cory johnson is here with this afternoon's after the bell report. hi, cory. >> still big news is the tech leaders zoining together.
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am PST
. merrill newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: merrill newman held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president joe biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone they never
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
moments ago north korea state news agency announced the country deported merrill newman. authorities arrested him october 26th. last week north korea released a video claiming newman apologized for climb krooims committed during the korean war. >> newman belonged to a secret military group and aided guerrill during the war. no word when he is returning in the united states but he is leaving north korea. >> good evening. >> we'll talk about the weather. the next wave of weather was enough moisture and freezing air to turn mountain tops white with snow. here you can see that snow has accumulated today along highway 29 where the plows have been dispatched there is more still to come. the cold front moves south. north, highway 101 has been closed because of snow and estimated time so far on when it might reopen. and here you can see the plates that forms on a windshield. here is video sent to you report showing how some species thrive in this weather. a humming bird taking a very cold shower. take a look at what's happening now with spencer christian. a new winter storm alert
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
video. 85-year-old merrill newman is seen confessing to war crimes, reading from an awkwardly phrased text. it's the first time he was seen since being detained five weeks ago when he was pulled off a plane with no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> the swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he is is in good health. the family is hoping to have him home before the new year. >>> a bizarre death happening at the broncos-chiefs game. the owner of an suv went to his car, there was a stranger sitting inside. the two struggled. when the stranger tried to run away, he collapsed and later died. he was not shot or stabbed. it will take an autopsy to find out what caused his death. >>> a show of support in the fight against the hiv. the white house was one of the most famous sites. they hung a giant symbolic red ribbon from the portico. >>> pope francis called on people to pray for people with hiv. so everyone will have access to the therapy that they need. in his address from st. peters square, he also asked fo
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
korea is on his way home. merrill newman was taken off the plane and held for more than a month. last night he was departed from korea. we have the latest. >> merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after being held prisoner for more than a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance that the dprk forecast has given to me to be on my way. >> the man had completed a ten-day tour of the north when agents of the communist regime of dickty -- off his flight. show showed him reading from a apparent confession. >> they killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supplies use, please i was. >> his son said he's absolutely delighted about the announcement. you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family aed particularly for him. >> tensions remain high on the korean peninsula although the north has toned down their hostile rhetoric of earlier in the year when they threatened to launch warheads. >> they said newman was released because he apologized for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. vice president biden, who is in
ABC
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
found nearby. we are learning more about the veteran mor captive for mor c than a month. meryl newman is spending time at his home. this photo was provided by the santa cruz sentinal. newman who came back to the u.s. was kept in a comfortable hotel room and not a cell. he was well fed and he said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from north korea more than a week ago. he said his wife is in control of his passport. >>> demonstrators outside the consulate in san francisco. many ukrainians believe an agreement with the european union will open the board with a trade and help to modernize the country. >>> a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family missing after their plane crashed in idaho. they were heading from oregon to montana when the pilot reported engine trouble. weekend storms hampered the search for gail smith and his family. a witness says he heard the plane bank and then drop. >>> firefighters cleaned up a huge mess in san francisco tonight. a large tree fell along pine street and blocking all three lanes. nobody was hurt. the t
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
morning at a family home in santa cruz. merrill newman landed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco international airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their primary residence in palo alto, where yellow ribbons were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today relea
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
is on his way home right now. newman was held for more than a month and last night he was deported from north korea. here's the latest. >> reporter: merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance of the dpprk government for me to be on my way. >> reporter: the 85-year-old palo alto man completed a 10-day tour of the north and agents of the communist regime pulled him off his return flight. the pyongyang government claimed he killed north koreans in the korean war 1950 to 1953. north korean state-controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> collected information of the kpa and attacked communication system and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> reporter: his son says he's absolutely dlooigted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine, this is a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: his detention as tensions are high in the korean peninsula although the north recently toned down the hostile rhetoric of earlier in the
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am PST
morning. the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home. merrill newman was taken off the plane and held for more than a month. last night he was departed from -- deported from north corey a. we have the latest. >> >> merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after being held prisoner for more than a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance in a the dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> the man had completed a ten-day tour of the north when agents of the communist regime dictator took him off his flight. the government claimed he killed north koreans during the war in 1950 to 1953. north korean state controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> they collected information from the dprk and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supplies using explosives. >> his son said he's absolutely delighted about the announcement. you can imagine this has been a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: newman's detention came as tensions remained high on the core row an pe
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
comfortable living conditions during his stay. merrill newman greeted a neighbor outside his home this morning. he was taken of a plane in korean in late october and accused of shying on north korea after fighting in the korean war. he said he was kept in a comfortable hotel room, not a cell. and was given traditional korean food. he was bored at some times. when asked if he would travel again he said his wife is now in control of his passport. >> there's a downed plane with four people on board in idaho. the missing plane was heading for montana when the pilot reported engine trouble last sunday, weekend storms hampered the search for dale smith and his family. the search resumed today with a witness who heard gasoline -- plane bank and drop. it's helping officials to narrowly row the search area. >>> a judge could determine tomorrow if the school shooter is mentally fit to stand trial. he was last evaluated in june. at that time the judge said he was not competent. he is accused of murdering seven people at a university in oakland in april of last year. >> thousands of fans turn
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. >> newman is essentially being held as a prisoner of war. >> the west contra costa unified school district will discuss how to keep transgender students safe on all of their campuses following a brawl at hercules high school. district officials say they're concerned about bullying. the meeting is set for 6:30 tomorrow at dejahn middle school. >>> up next remembering actor paul walker. friends and colleagues react to his shocking death as new details and images from that deadly crash emerge. >>> and major improvement to health care.gov. what the obama administration says it's done to give visit ovrz a glitch-free experience. >> hi there, everyone. i'm meteorologist lee glancer today. temperatures in the 70s. by wednesday we could be talking about some frooed freeze warnings for the bay area. get ready for a huge drop in and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i research
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
newman was freed on humanitarian reasons and because he apologized last week, p'yongyang released video of that video. north korean police arrested him for what they said were war crimes. he reportedly tried to contact members of the unit on his trip. no word yet when he will arrive back in the united states but left north korea. >> as the contribute united states continue to pour in tonight from around the world and n.praise of nelson mandela, details of the funeral have been released flowers and candles piled up outside of his home. sunday is a national day of prayer. tuesday, a memorial will be held. president eastbound yauma and former president bush will fly together to south africa. >> in spring 1985 students led a protest that will bring change to south africa. helped divestment against apartheid. >> a few students thought it's time for their university to follow. they did. so did other universities. these papers typed by students with a plan. the year was 1985. nancy skinner was the leader of the committee. >> student leaders and community leaders did initiatives. so there is th
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
-communist guerrilla unit. this photo shows meryl newman posing. he is alleged looy apologizing for helping the guerrillas. they are trying to help them get their families out of north korea. >> that lead to him seeking some of the people in north korea and it lead to those people picking him up off the plane and detaining him at the present time. >> in palo alto they have tied yellow ribbons outside the retirement facility where newman and his wife live. the swedish embassy is working with north korea to get new map released. >>> the thanksgiving holiday rush appears to have ended at bay area airports. about 124,000 people traveled through san francisco international today. sfo peaked on the friday before with 130,000 travelers and that compares to 116,000 on a typical day. none of our local airports reported major delays today. >>> fewer people are flying through oakland airport than a few years ago. passenger traffic has dropped five million people since 2007. that's when virgin america launched in san francisco and fellow discount carrier southwest and jetblue both began serving
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
than a month. meryl newman is spending time at his home. this photo was provided by the santa cruz sentinal. newman who came back to the u.s. was kept in a comfortable hotel room and not a cell. he was well fed and he said that is not my english when asked about the apology he read from north korea more than a week ago. he said his wife is in control of his passport. >>> demonstrators outside the consulate in san francisco. many ukrainians believe an agreement with the european union will open the board with a trade and help to modernize the country. >>> a possible witness is helping in the search for a bay area family missing after their plane crashed in idaho. they were heading from oregon to montana when the pilot reported engine trouble. weekend storms hampered the search for gail smith and his family. a witness says he heard the plane bank and then drop. >>> firefighters cleaned up a huge mess in san francisco tonight. a large tree fell along pine street and blocking all three lanes. nobody was hurt. the tree did damage a pick up truck. >>> the 49ers played their last regular
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am PST
family home in santa cruz. merrill newman thed at sfo yesterday to plenty of fanfare. here is lisa amin gulezian with more. [applause] >> reporter: he held on to the ones he missed most while being detained in north korea. after traveling some 24 hours, he's finally back in the bay area. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to be with my family. >> the 85-year-old was a man of few words while at san francisco enter in the airport. >> what's the first thing you are going to do when you make it back through your door? >> i think probably take my shoes off. >> after leaving sfo the newman family came here to their second home in santa cruz. it's a house they have owned for decades. once inside they have been relaxing and spending time together. this is a photo taken of merrill and his wife leigh having lunch. they aren't returning to their house yety yellow ribbons were tied as a symbol for his safe return. vice president biden had this to say. >> there's a piece of good news. they never should have had it in the first place. >> the north korean government accused new
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
korea trained an anti-communist guerrilla unit. this photo shows meryl newman posing. he is alleged looy apologizing for helping the guerrillas. they are trying to help them get their families out of north korea. >> that lead to him seeking some of the people in north korea and it lead to those people picking him up off the plane and detaining him at the present time. >> in palo alto they have tied yellow ribbons outside the retirement facility where newman and his wife live. the swedish embassy is working with north korea to get new map released. >>> the thanksgiving holiday rush appears to have ended at bay area airports. about 124,000 people traveled through san francisco international today. sfo peaked on the friday before with 130,000 travelers and that compares to 116,000 on a typical day. none of our local airports reported major delays today. >>> fewer people are flying through oakland airport than a few years ago. passenger traffic has dropped five million people since 2007. that's when virgin america launched in san francisco and fellow discount carrier southwest and jetbl
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> and a smiling merrill newman is back home against. the 85-year-old korean war veteran was freed by north korea after being detained there for more than a month. the north koreans accused him of committing hostile acts during the korean war. he was released after he made a public apology. >>> a memorial later today to honor actor paul walker at the site where the star of the "fast & furious" movie died last weekend. one of the cars at the walker drove in the films will be at the memorial. filming on the seventh installment of that series has been put on hold now. >>> and a charity race in the south pole with britain's prince harry is being scaled back due to harsh weather conditions. imagine that in the south pole. organizers say they're suspending the competitive part of that trip. the trek itself will go on. prince harry is on a team that includes injured soldiers that set off last week on the 200-mile journey. the prince hopes to finish the final 07 miles within a week. >>> a lovable moment on center court. arianna, a member of the bulls cheerleading squad. she sat n on the co
ABC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
85-year-old palo alto member being held in north korea. they were waiting for newman the day after he was forced off the plane. the 85-year-old was seen on state tv last weekend apologizing for alleged war time crimes in what was widely seen as coerced statement. >> detroit is now the largest american city to qualify for bankruptcy protection. a judge ruled it was insolvent and pension checks could be cut during a bankruptcy proceeding. the ruling after a nine-day trial and four months after the city filed for chapter nine bankruptcy protection. detroit will be allowed to search for a way to pay off debt. >> the big tuberculosis scare on the u.s. airways flight over the weekend turned out to be nothing. officials in arizona now say a man aboortd the flight expected of having tuberculosis negative the man was singled out. passengers were told they'd been exposeed and were advised to contact their physicians immediately. officials deny passengers had to seek medical care. >> vents are suspended at uc cancelled after a fourth student was diagnosed with meningitis. college students are
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a year. but the nice folks at the lottery, in the great white north, decided to track down
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
-old merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good, and he feels that they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced into reading this, and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in north korea. another american citizen, kenneth bay. hope they get home soon. >> absolutely. >>> after two months of system crashes and error messages, the white house says healthcar
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